The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to release the presidential candidate of the Africa Action Congress (AAC) in the 23rd February, 2019 election and convener of the #RevolutionNowmovement, Omoyele Sowore,
Addressing reporters on Tuesday on the side of a visit to Governor Ahmadu Fintiri at the Government House in Yola, Secondus said, “The President must release political prisoners, particularly the presidential candidate of AAC, Sowore.”
“We ask Mr. President, Mr. Buhari, to release political prisoners. It is not done in any political dispensation. What we are seeing today is as if we are in a military era. He should urgently release political prisoners and allow a political atmosphere and a country where there is freedom of speech,” the PDP chairman said.
Urging the media to take the lead, Secondus said, “I want to call on journalists and media managers not to sit on the fence. They can’t just sit and watch the country sliding. They played major role in the past, removing the country from the hands of the military. They have tempered with some among them. It is time for them to join hands with the good people of Nigeria to stand on the path of truth, on the path of democracy.”
Secondus, who said the PDP leadership visited Adamawa to commiserate with Governor Fintiri over the loss of his father, enjoined Adamawa people to support the governor to achieve high performance.
He said, “God has given you the best governor. It is up to you to support him.”